KJZZ News

With Eye on Arizona, Obama to Visit Phoenix
President Obama will be in Phoenix next week. His re-election campaign is focusing on Arizona, but pollsters are skeptical he’ll be able to win the state.O'DOWD: The president’s five-state tour comes to Phoenix Wednesday.
Jan. 18, 2012
The Wright Way of Building
A designer ahead of his time, Frank Lloyd Wright left his mark across the valley. Even after his death he continues to be a prominent figure in the architecture and city planning that shapes Arizona. Wright’s former apprentice Vern Swaback gives his take on the architect, and how Wright regarded nature as the great teacher.
Jan. 18, 2012
Moving Forward With Medical Marijuana
Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services Will Humble talks about moving forward with Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Program. He explains possible roadblocks and an estimated timeline for opening dispensaries.
Jan. 18, 2012
Is Real Estate Looking Up?
Real estate experts Mike Orr, creator of the Cromford Report, and John Wake of the website Real Estate Notebook talk about improvements they’ve seen in Arizona’s housing market…and the state finally recovering from the popped bubble.
Jan. 18, 2012
Running for Senate
Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona is running for the open U.S. Senate seat this year. Carmona hopes to solve problems so that the government serves the people. Carmona thinks that foreign policy needs to evolve into more contemporary terms to create stability.
Jan. 18, 2012
California Citrus Threatened by Freeze
????A hard freeze blanketed parts of California, threatening the nation's largest citrus market. Early indications are that the damage is minimal but it'll be a few days before growers can assess the damage.
Jan. 18, 2012
Redistricting panel approves final congressional and legislative districts
Republicans and Democrats each benefit from new legislative and congressional districts approved by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The AIRC also created districts that don’t overwhelmingly favor either party.
Jan. 17, 2012
DOJ to Arpaio: Stop stalling the investigation
The Department of Justice says the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is trying to further delay the civil rights investigation into his department. Arpaio has asked for more information from the feds.
Jan. 17, 2012
AZ Senate To Debate Banning Cell Phones for Some Drivers
A state senate committee Wednesday morning is scheduled to take up a measure to ban cell phones behind the wheel…but only for some drivers.  From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.  MARK BRODIE:  Senate Bill 1056 would apply to drivers younger than 18, who have had their licenses for less than six months.
Jan. 17, 2012
Latino Education series
Latinos are the largest ethnic minority group in the Southwest and the fastest-growing group nationwide. More than one-third of Latino students are English Language Learners and, according to Department of Education data, they consistently perform poorly on state tests and have lower graduation rates than whites and Asians.
Jan. 17, 2012
Martin Luther King Jr. Commentary by Ahmad Daniels
Ahmad Daniels is the author of "To Your Journey: Forty Clues to Self-Actualization for African American Men Workbook," and its revision, "To Your Journey: Forty Clues to Self-Actualization for African America and Beyond.
Jan. 17, 2012
Trailblazing WWII Pilot Remembered for Her Pluck
Geri Nyman wasn’t a typical vet. In the early 1940s, she was one of the first female pilots who flew transport and training missions across the country -- while the men were away at war.  PETER O'DOWD: Geraldine Nyman was a WASP.
Jan. 14, 2012
Cost of Powerball tickets doubling
One of the state’s most popular lottery games is going to cost more starting Jan. 15 .  Lottery officials say winning tickets will pay more too. KJZZ’s Al Macias reports.AL MACIAS: A ticket for the Powerball lottery will now cost $2.
Jan. 14, 2012
State Lawmakers Work to Stay Ahead of Bath Salts
The State Senate this week could vote to add more chemical compounds to the list of those that are illegal.  It’s part of an effort to crack down on synthetic cathinones, which are often used to make a product known as “bath salts.
Jan. 13, 2012
Arizona
This weekend, early ballots were sent to military and overseas voters who want to participate in Arizona's presidential preference election.  But while the ballots will list names like Romney and Santorum, a large group of unfamiliar candidates is also included.
Jan. 13, 2012
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
  Tonight on K-Jazz we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, jr. with songs of freedom, unity and liberation. You'll hear excerpts from King's speeches and learn more about how jazz musicians dealt with racism in hotels and venues when they traveled to play their music.
Jan. 13, 2012
Haiti: Recovery Two Years later
January 12th is the second anniversary of a massive earthquake that killed more than 200-thousand people in Haiti.Many more were left homeless and injured.  Commentator and Phoenix resident, Mary Jo West, recently visited Haiti and says despite the outpouring of support from from Arizona and around the world, the recovery has just begun.
Jan. 12, 2012
Capitol Buy Back Would Cost $105 Million
In her State of the State address this week, Governor Jan Brewer asked the legislature to help celebrate the state’s centennial by buying back the capitol complex.  KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports on what that would entail.
Jan. 11, 2012

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